Willie Sue Clayton

April 29, 1948 - December 16, 2020

Willie Sue Clayton, 72, of Nederland, died Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She was born on April 29, 1948, in Port Arthur, to Anna Mae Champagne Metreyeon and Rene Metreyeon.

Willie Sue was a Nederland High School graduate of 1967 and retired from Nederland Independent School District, where she served as a paraprofessional at Langham Elementary School for twenty-three years. Willie Sue was also a lifelong member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Nederland. She was a devoted wife to her husband, Joe, of forty-seven years, mother of two and grandmother of five.

She will always be remembered for how much she loved and cared for her family and friends. There was not a moment that she wasn’t thinking, worrying, praying or caring for them. Her greatest gift was always making sure those around her felt special and loved. Willie Sue leaves behind a legacy of compassion, generosity, and love.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Clayton, of Nederland; children, Brian Clayton and his wife, Heather, of Mauriceville and Mandy Clayton, of Nederland; grandchildren, Ryan Clayton; Kalea Clayton; Megan Clayton; Hannah Clayton; and Kannon Clayton; fur baby, Max; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rene and Anna Mae Metreyeon; brother, James Elray Metreyeon; Godmother, Mary Louise Champagne, in-laws Margie and John Clayton as well as numerous other family members.

A gathering of Mrs. Clayton’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 21, 2020, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with her interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves. The service will also be livestreamed via Facebook Live @stcharlesnederland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov.


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Wanda and Jimmy Nicklebur

Willie Sue was always such a sweet person. She will be missed. Sending love and prayers to Mandy, Brian and Joe.

Tom Ducote

I met Willie Sue When she was 10 years old. She was a precious and vivacious young girl who became my cousin when Jean married my mother, Fannie. Love you, Willie Sue, and will miss you.

Jay Kolb

So sorry for your loss Mandy.

Ann Fondren

I am so sorry for your loss! Love

Rosetta Morgan

I enjoyed working with Willie Sue at Langham. She and I had a personal connection . She would often remind be to be careful or safe. She texted me one Friday telling me to be extra careful as she had great insight. That Saturday I was involved in an automobile wreck resulting in ambulance ride to the hospital. When I awoke I could hear her voice and knew I would make it. Her great perception and her presence was always felt fondly. IGer delicious coconut cake was my favorite and she would let me know in her sweet ways when she would be making one for a school event. I missed her when she retired and continue to smile when thinking of my special friend. Love you, Willie Sue!

Connie Moshier

Willy Sue was always happy and had a smile that would light up a room. She will be missed by many and will always have a special place in our hearts! She was a joy to work with!! I pray that her sweet family will have peace and comfort- God bless you ❤️

Nancy Adams

Always smiling and sharing that contagious laugh. Praying that your beautiful memories will comfort you all now and always. Go Blue Jays!

Bebe Yzaguirre

Willie Sue will always be remember in my heart as the most caring and kind hearted person I've ever met. It was a pleasure and privilege to have worked with her at Langham for many years. Where she always loved and cared for each child like her own. She was an inspiration to live, love, and laugh! Hugs and Prayers Mandy, Brain, and Joe

Natalie Picazo

Mandy, I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing... she was a lovely woman. Please know that my prayers are with you and all your family. May she rest in peace...

Joe Prestridge

Joe sorry for your loss

Cheryl Perry

Willie Sue was a specially loved person. I enjoyed being a co-worker with her a Langham, she was a true friend. Her laugh was contagious, I can hear it now. She loved and was so proud of her family, I pray for comfort and peace for them all.

Janie mann

I feel I am so fortunate to have known & worked with such a genuine person. She loved & was loved by all who met her. Many students & adults benefited from her wisdom & optimistic attitude . She will truly be missed by all!

Diane LaPoint

She was a special friend over many years. Always serving others and she showed the love of Jesus everywhere she went and whoever she talked to. Prayers are with the family .

Diane Tullier

Willie Sue was a paraprofessional in my PPCD classroom. She was wonderful with the students and always a joy to work with. Her smile and laugh were infectious. Willie Sue always loved to share events happening in her family. She was so proud of Joe, Mandy, Brian, Heather and all of her grandkids. They were her heart and soul. She will be deeply missed and I know she is beaming with pride in heaven while telling everyone about her beloved family. Praying for all of you.

Willie and Gloria Noel

Our hearts go out to all of you. Willie Sue was a very special part of our Langham family. Her love of life and family will always keep her memory alive. I especially remember her as one of my first English students and then as my student aide before reconnecting with her as a member of Langham faculty. We will miss her.